Mates of State
All Day
Nov 9, 2004

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Does an EP have the capacity to mark a pivotal point in a band's history? Whether they intended to or not, the organ and drums duo of Kori Gardner and Jason Hammel have done just that with All Day.

After moving to the East Coast following the release of 2003's triumphant Team Boo, Mates of State return with four new songs (including a cover of David Bowie's "Starman") of reinvention tinged with their signature underlying familiarity.

Packaging by award-winning designer Elaine Fong (Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?, Skeletal Lamping).


  • 1
    Goods (All in Your Head) (4:48)
  • 2
    Along for the Ride (3:53)
  • 3
    Drop and Anchor (5:14)
  • 4
    Starman (3:51)


Your favorite indie-pop couple is back for its most death-defying set of highwire acrobatics yet...It's flat-out joy evident in their vocalese that makes San Francisco's Mates a hot attraction these days.


These songs remain ear candy until the end.

The Record

Mates of State return with a huggable EP to warm your soul with their fragrant potpourri of drums, soothing synths and soul-searching poetry.

CMJ Review

All Day retains all the moxie and spunk that made you first love Mates of State.


[All Day] could set even the most jaded soul a-swoon.

Terminal City


  • Goods (All in Your Head) (4:45)
    Jonathan Yi and Sam Goetz